| Hey guys,
If you’ve managed to maintain enough interest to reach this page, I very much so appreciate it. It seems like every time we publish the newspaper, there’s always someone who bewilderedly asks, “We have a newspaper?” So I appreciate you taking the time to observe the hard work that our dedicated and passionate staff have put into this newspaper year after year.
For me, I have taken this class every semester for the past three years, and being able to find an activity that I enjoy so much and a community of people who I can work with has had such a positive influence on my high school experience. So even if the newspaper isn’t read by every student in the school, it’s not about the social recognition. It’s about what this class has taught me about working with others and creating a final product that I am proud of.
And so, with this experience under my belt, I feel qualified to offer you the same advice. Next year, we all have a wonderful chance to start over. This means that you can redefine yourself anyway you want to. If there’s something in high school you never tried, and then felt like it was too late to get into it, suddenly a whole new world has opened up to you. As a college freshman, it may be hard to accept that you’ve been knocked to the bottom again, but it’s really a blessing in disguise.
As we all graduate and move onto the next chapter of our lives, it may seem intimidating because change is always scary, but building new social groups and finding new communities of people ensures that you will find a place wherever you go.
Good luck Leesville, and thanks for taking the time to read the newspaper.
Jillian Schuler, Editor-in-Chief, 2015-2016
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